Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy, Happy

As the sun sets on this gorgeous California day, I can somehow feel the buzz of anticipation that so many Christian children(and adults who were once children) around the world must be feeling right now.  Santa, reindeers, bright lights and cookies, but nothing more important than the day that many people believe that Jesus Christ was born.  I have to believe that if I were Christian, to me, this would be the most important reason for celebration and contemplation of all.  And in that, there is a quiet amongst the chaos, a peacefulness beyond the stressed-out crowds, and a spirituality well above the glitz.

To my Christian friends, may you basque in the light that is radiated from the love that you feel from your family, your friends and your God.  I wish for you moments of quiet introspection.  I wish for you moments of deep gratitude as there is almost nothing that feels as good as being grateful for the lives that we have.

To my Jewish friends, may you bathe in the warmth of the Menorah lights as you rekindle old memories and build new ones with those who you love.

And to those who share in any beliefs other than Christianity or Judaism, I wish you the blessing that we are all much more alike than we are different.  So much more alike...

Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas Eve, and a very happy and healthy New Year to all.

With so much love,
Deb(Four Angels Momma-most days)


Kathleen Botsford said...

And a Blessed Holiday season to you, dear friend!

Renee said...

Our children start coming home today for our Christmas celebration. Excited to have them here...10 grandkids and 10 adults. Happy Chanukah Deb. Sending hugs your way and good wishes and prayers to you and yours. Beautiful peaceful.

Miss A said...

Best of holidays dear Debbie. I went all christian this year, my heart was not into celebrating Chanukah at all, except that today my aunt (my mom's younger sister) skyped me, and I feel looked upon. I wish you love and peace. Hugs.

Sharon said...

Deb, Happy New Year! This post has such positive perspective. It was a good reminder for me ~ I forget my introverted tendencies and wonder why I feel overwhelmed when I want to keep barreling ahead. After a bit of time to recharge I feel so much better:) May 2012 bring health and happiness ~

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